Posts Categorized: News

Enzyme Found in Baker’s Yeast Could Help Treat Some Forms of Leukemia

Posted on January 19, 2017 by Disability Help Group

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a type of cancer that typically affects children under the age of five. The American Cancer Society estimates doctors will diagnose another 5,970 new cases this year, and 1,440 people will die from ALL. This type of cancer attacks the … Read More »

Study Finds Dialysis Patients at Higher Risk of AFib

Posted on January 18, 2017 by Disability Help Group

Researchers at MedUni Vienna recently looked at the prevalence of atrial fibrillation in patients on dialysis. Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is an often-overlooked complication of dialysis that can be a precursor for stroke. For the study, researchers conducted surveys and reviewed medical records of 626 … Read More »

VA Publishes Regulations for Establishing Presumptive Service Connection to Veterans Exposed to Contaminated Camp Lejeune Water

Posted on January 16, 2017 by Disability Help Group

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has created new regulations regarding a presumptive service connection for Camp Lejeune veterans suffering from certain illnesses. What is the presumptive service connection? A presumptive service connection assumes a link between a disease and a veteran’s service. After investigations … Read More »

New Stem Cell Research Brings Medical Science One Step Closer to Regenerating Damaged Heart Walls

Posted on January 13, 2017 by Disability Help Group

Researchers at Penn State University reveal they are one step closer to being able to regenerate damaged heart walls using stem cells. In 2012, the team developed a method to generate myocardium, the middle layer of heart tissue. Now, a similar approach is allowing the … Read More »

New Drug Targets Identified for Potential Use in Development of Treatments for Muscular Dystrophy

Posted on January 12, 2017 by Disability Help Group

Researchers at the University of Basel have identified two pathways that hold a potential for use in developing new drug targets for muscular dystrophy treatment medications. The study looked at the AMPK and mTOR signaling pathways that regulate the energy balance and autophagy in cells. … Read More »

VA Will Soon Accept Applications for 2017 National Veterans Golden Age Games

Posted on January 11, 2017 by Disability Help Group

For many veterans, sports and recreation have become a way of coping with life and occupying their time after discharge from service. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hosts several competitions to highlight veterans, especially veterans with disabilities, who perform extraordinary feats of sport or … Read More »

Blood Clot Analysis in Kidney Failure Patients Could Predict Risk of Early Death

Posted on January 9, 2017 by Disability Help Group

When a doctor diagnoses a patient with kidney failure, s/he usually also places that person on dialysis to ease symptoms. Once on dialysis, patients have a higher risk of developing fatal cardiovascular conditions. Doctors believe this is due to the altered coagulation of their blood. … Read More »

Zinc Treatment Could Restore Lost Connections in Injured Optic Nerve

Posted on January 6, 2017 by Disability Help Group

Ocular injury and glaucoma are just two of the ways the optic nerve can sustain damage and potentially degrade or block vision. For two decades, various studies have looked at methods of regenerating the injured optic nerve, but with no luck. Until recently, the most … Read More »

Early-Stage Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

Posted on January 5, 2017 by Disability Help Group

Along with developing a cure, a major push in cancer research is to find vaccines against common cancers. Researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center recently released new information on trials of their dendritic cell vaccine against early-stage breast cancer in Clinical Cancer Research. The vaccine … Read More »

Finnish Study Finds Dementia Risk Reduced in Men Who Frequent Saunas

Posted on January 2, 2017 by Disability Help Group

Researchers in Finland have already established the benefits of sauna use for cardiovascular health, and now they are looking at the correlation between frequenting saunas and memory health. The researchers took data of 2,315 men ages 42-60 who doctors listed as healthy to determine if … Read More »